Banana Cupcakes with Cinnamon & Maple Syrup Buttercream


Hi everyone, hope you all had a nice weekend. I’m a little bit under the weather. Have been nursing an aching back for the last week and a half so just a quick recipe post today for all you nice people.

I came across these banana cupcake photos in my laptop which I made a while ago and realised I never got the chance to post the recipe. Hope you enjoy these.


Banana Cupcakes with Cinnamon & Maple Syrup Buttercream – makes 12 

Ingredients (Cupcake):

1 ½ cups plain flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 medium ripe bananas (mashed)
1/3 cup milk
2 eggs
1 Tbsp butter (melted)
1 tsp vanilla essence

Ingredients (Buttercream):

125g butter (softened)
1 ½ cups icing sugar
½ tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp maple syrup


Method (cupcake):

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180ºC. Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners.
  2. Place dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, cinnamon and sugar) in a large bowl and whisk together. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine mashed bananas, milk, eggs, butter and vanilla essence. Mix well.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until combined (do not over mix).
  5. Spoon batter into prepared pan and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until skewer inserted in centre comes out clean.
  6. Transfer cupcakes onto wire rack to cool.

Method (buttercream):

  1. Using a stand mixer or hand-held mixer, beat butter until pale (about 4 minutes on high-speed). 
  2. Gradually add icing sugar in small quantities and continue to beat on medium to high-speed until buttercream becomes fluffy.
  3. Add cinnamon and maple syrup and beat until incorporated.
  4. Pipe or spread buttercream onto cooled cupcakes. 

I came across another old recipe which I will post next week. In the meantime, I’m off to put my feet up and rest my achy breaky back ;) Have a good week everyone.


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  1. these sound absolutely devine. Love the flavour combination ! and yes, your piping of the icing is just gorgeous!

  2. These are cute! If I want to add peanut butter, should I substitute one egg for 1/2 cup of peanut butter? Or should I just leave both eggs in and add peanut butter?

    I’m curious because I saw a PB Banana Cupcake recipe with the same amount of bananas & flour, but it has one egg and 1/2 cup of peanut butter.

    Thanks for sharing. :)

    1. Hi! Hmm, that’s a good question. I’ve never actually tried that. I would leave both eggs in to keep the moisture. If that doesn’t work, you can always do the substitute next time. Sorry, I couldn’t be more helpful there.

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